Section 7(2) (a) of the Redundancy Payments Acts outlines five grounds where a redundancy can be deemed as genuine.
- The employer has ceased or intends to cease to carry on the business.
- Requirements of the business for the employee to carry out work of a particular kind has ceased or diminished.
- The employer decides to carry out the business with fewer or no employees.
- The employer decides work being done is to be done in a different manner, for which the employee is not qualified or trained to do.
- The employer decides that the work being done is to be done by a person who is capable of doing other work for which the employee is not sufficiently qualified to do.